Why should be a star-performing executive or administrative assistant?

Nine Skills Needed to Become a Successful Administrative Assistant

Technology Skills
An administrative assistant should know how to using office software programs like spreadsheets, databases, word processing and graphic presentation software. It is because they are responsible to assist their boss by typing and formatting their boss' presentations, reports, manuals, newsletters, website content and other administrative publications.

Communication Skills
An assistant uses friendly communication to interact with a wide range of people, frequently exchanging information about office operations. For example, they might explain procedures for routing mail and requesting supplies in the office. 

Organizational Ability
An administrative assistant must knows how to manage a filing system, track incoming and outgoing correspondence and coordinate the flow of paperwork around the office.

Written Expression
Good writing skills will improve the quality of administrative assistant's correspondence, emails and memos and enable them to assist their boss with proofreading important documents.

Time Management
An administrative assistant must manage their own time and the time of their boss well. 

Technical Oversight
An administrative assistant is responsible to orders office supplies and repairs to equipment to keep the office well-equipped and stocked for the staff.

Some administrative assistants need management skills because they direct the actions of others and recommend corrections for better performance.

Problem-Solving Skills
The administrative people also troubleshoots conflicts among office personnel and works with vendors to ensure that orders are fulfilled as requested, invoices are paid and refunds or exchanges are processed.

Planning Skills
An administrative assistant uses planning skills to create administrative and office procedures, such as establishing a procedure for employees to call in sick. 

Why administrative people continue enhancing their skills?

Molding Your Career
Each individual needs to step up to create his or her desired career. They need to make informed decisions and be accountable for their own actions and the outcome. You can thrive in these paradigm shifts by developing your skills, attitudes, team relationships beyond where they are today. Most importantly, you will need to create a realistic, workable, pro-active and positive strategy.

Competitive Marketplace
Now more than ever your company needs you to contribute to the organization by producing quality work, being a team player, improving work processes and sharing your knowledge. You need to do more than show up ; you need to contribute! Many organizations are doing more work with fewer people. The people who are on the job must help their organization remain competitive by keeping their skills current and being the best they can be.

Pace at Which We Work
The supersonic fast-paced workplace pace of work demands that we be alert, sharp, inquisitive, and thought leaders who anticipate issues and have solutions ready at hand. Every employee is expected to be creative and innovative. Because of who administrative professionals support in the organization, they need to be clearer, more focused, more resilient, better prepared for anything that comes their way  and be masters of time and energy.

Build Confidence
Star-performing assistants are confident about their skills and abilities. Should something happen, they will find another opportunity to use their talents. Being at your very best arms you with a bag of top-notch skills you can take anywhere.

Personal Satisfaction & Enhanced Self-Image
Who you are today is not all you are capable of becoming. Maybe you have placed yourself in a box over the past several years. Maybe a manager or co-worker has belittled your efforts, making you believe you can do no more than what you are doing today.



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